ISABELLE ALFORD-LAGO    

650.814.3496 // isabellelago@gmail.com // isabellegorilla.com // Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

2009  B.A. Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA                

2008  Study Abroad, University of Syracuse, Florence, Italy

 

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Internationally recognized artist, known for a signature style created under the title, Isabelle Gorilla. Extensive training and experience in various forms of drawing, painting, illustration, creating large scale murals.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Artist, Isabelle Gorilla, 2012-current

Working full-time as an artist and designer, I managed to sell over 800 paintings and prints in over 12 countries. Designed and managed my website, ecommerce platform, and marketing. Classically trained in fine art, I have used my knowledge of medium and technique to create a unique style and brand. My work has garnered 20k+ followers on social media. I have exhibited with several galleries, and hosted pop-up group and solo shows in the Los Angeles area.

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

Mural, Art Basel Miami, 2015

I was commissioned to produce a large exterior mural in the Wynwood Arts District, during the annual international art fair, Art Basel. Spent the week painting a 30x15 ft wall while the festival activities took place in the surrounding area of Wynwood.

 

Mural, Reach Lofts, Philadelphia 2015

I created a 20x20ft mural at Fishtown’s Reach Lofts, a converted factory originally used in the early 1900s by AJ Reach & Co, the largest manufacturer of baseball equipment for the American League during that era. The baseball themed mural I designed stands as an ode to the history of the neighborhood.

 

Mural, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles 2015

I collaborated with the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Blackstone Launchpad, a campus based entrepreneurship program. Based on a design commissioned by the students in the program, the mural exhibits social commentary on current trends in VR technology.

 

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

Administrative Assistant, Deborah Glusker Real Estate, 2013-2014   

Studio Manager, Geraldine Neuwirth, 2011-2013

Studio Assistant, Ingrid Calame Studio, 2009-2011